Two East Texas girls bringing their A-game

By Lakecia Shockley - bio | email
Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - 11-year-old, Autumn Schara and five-year-old, Brenna Foxworth of Kilgore, are headed to Minnesota for the "2009 Freedom Cup Junior Olympics" in two weeks, but they need your help.

With every move and bend the girls take, they're one step closer to being ready to compete for the championship.

"We want to represent Kilgore because we want to try our best - try to get first place," exclaimed Brenna. "It's a lifetime opportunity and it would be my first nationals and I'm looking really forward to it."

Brenna and Autumn are an acro gymnastics pair.

"Acrobatics gymnastics is a combination of cheerleading and dance meeting together," explained Ada Wells, the girls' coach. "The girls use each other as apparatus."

"I have to be tight, and get Brenna to go where she needs to go," said Autumn. "And don't drop her!"

"Autumn and Brenna have been remarkable this year." said Wells. "These two girls have come through five competitions here in Texas."

Now, they need sponsors to help them get to nationals.

"Basically, that's the bottom line," said Wells. "We need to raise $3,000 to get these girls on a plane to St. Paul, Minnesota. It's a chance at a lifetime for these girls."

It's a lifetime chance that they hope to take part in with help of generous East Texans.

"We need your help East Texas," exclaimed the girls together.

If you would like more information about fundraising efforts for the dynamic aerobatics trip to the nationals just go th our home page. Then, click on the Big Red Box and the link "Dynamic Aerobatics."

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